St Andrew's, Grafham
St Andrew's, Grafham is a beautiful country church, designed, built and lavishly decorated by
Henry Woodyer. Although we are a small congregation we love God, we love our church
and we try to love and serve our neighbours.
Our weekly worship on Sundays at 11.15am is from the Book of Common Prayer, compiled in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, and modified in 1662. Our services, of either Holy Communion or Mattins (Morning Prayer) have been familiar to generations of Christians for the wonderful language - dignified and memorable phrases that speak so clearly to our human condition.
We very much look forward to meeting you.
St Andrew’s Church Grafham on a late September evening.
When coming to St Andrews you can always be assured of a very warm welcome. A welcome to those from all walks of life; the young, the elderly, the rich and poor, a welcome to those over 60 but not grown up yet, and a welcome to children and teenagers growing up too fast!
The beautiful Chancel in St Andrew's Church
With the light summer evenings we have been able to enjoy celebrating the beautiful tradition of Evensong at St Andrews. The origins of Evensong go back to services that Jesus himself led with his disciples that later evolved into
Christian scripture, poetry and doctrine. This lovely peaceful and contemplative service draws many to our little Church for the spiritual calm that if offers to all comers.
At the service on 2nd September around 30 folk attended and we were delighted to be joined by some of the choristers from Bramley whose lovely voices were much enjoyed by the congregation. Following the service we were able to enjoy one another’s company over a glass of wine or cordial and some delicious treats very kindly supplied by Janet Cartwright and Gill Musset.
We are always very conscious of how fortunate we all are to be able to meet and celebrate the Christian faith in peace and calm without the challenge or
recrimination faced by many other people throughout the world.
After a hot and uncertain summer we now look forward to a mellow, but busy, autumn. On Saturday 6th October at 9.30am there will be a working party to tidy up St Andrew’s churchyard, and decorate the church with flowers in preparation for our Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong on Sunday 7th October at 6.00pm.
Please join us for either or both events - we generally have a good time and
refreshments are always included! Ring Penny for more details (01483 892552).
A date for your diaries:
St Andrew’s Patronal Festival Eucharist - Sunday November 25th at 11.15am
followed by lunch in the Grafham Room. Everybody is welcome.